${USER} in Run Configuration | Program arguments

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Hi all.

I have a run configuration and in there I have set something in the program arguments like:

--sub=${USER}

I would expect intellij to change the ${USER} symbol into the actual username of whoever runs the config but it doesn't, it stays as a string.

Any idea how to set the current user in the program arguments?

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Check your system environment variables, if you are on Windows, use http://www.rapidee.com/.

The default environment variable for the user name on Windows is USERNAME, not USER.

Double check you specify the environment variable that exists on your system.

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Thanks. That sorted it.

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